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Vulnerability Assessment Details

X Font Service Buffer Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Crashes the remote XFS daemon

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote X Font Service (xfs) is vulnerable to a buffer
overflow.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to gain root or nobody shell
access on the remote host.

Solution : See CERT Advisory CA-2002-34
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6241

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2002 Renaud Deraison

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